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Victoria Pool a classic and classy summer getaway
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Victoria Pool a classic and classy summer getaway

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
The moment you enter Saratoga's Victoria Pool, you’re suddenly someone else: Perhaps a 1935 country-club darling who has come to Saratoga Spa to rest and drink spring water at the Recreation Complex. Or her brother, who has come to golf and bet on horses at the track.
 
Summer’s fading  fast, but there’s still free music available
CAPITAL REGION

Summer’s fading fast, but there’s still free music available

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Summer’s winding down and the crickets have taken over for songbirds in the evening hours.
 
Kayak rental business gets people out on the water
WATERFORD

Kayak rental business gets people out on the water

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

Donna Larkin is committed to water. For the past three years, since she started Upstate Kayak Rentals, she’s been getting kayakers, both new and old, onto different waterways as much as possible.
 
Kids, adults eager to give Playland rides a whirl
ALBANY

Kids, adults eager to give Playland rides a whirl

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Playland is nearing the end of its first season at the Huck Finn’s complex.
 
Hudson Crossing Park a new river gem
SCHUYLERVILLE

Hudson Crossing Park a new river gem

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

Over the past decade, a new public park has been established less than a mile north of the Saratoga County village of Schuylerville, where visitors can take in nature or history in equal parts.
 
'Van Gogh and Nature' beckon at Clark Art Institute
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.

'Van Gogh and Nature' beckon at Clark Art Institute

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

Vincent Van Gogh would be happy at The Clark Art Institute. He could admire the mountain views, gaze at a profusion of pink flowers in the lily pond and wander around the museum’s 140 acres.
 
Kane Mountain a popular summer hiking destination
FULTON COUNTY

Kane Mountain a popular summer hiking destination

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Lori Avery and Susan Ackerbauer walked toward twilight atop Kane Mountain.
 
Thirsty travelers should hit the Schoharie County Beverage Trail
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Thirsty travelers should hit the Schoharie County Beverage Trail

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
Gregory Wilhelm, owner of Royal Meadery in Richmondville, had heard that someone had completed the Schoharie County Beverage Trail in 21⁄2 hours, but he was skeptical. “They couldn’t have done all the tastings,” he says.
 
Camp Santanoni worth trek to Adirondacks
NEWCOMB

Camp Santanoni worth trek to Adirondacks

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
Let’s face it, your invitation to a friend’s Adirondack Great Camp didn’t get lost in the mail. But you can still visit one of the last of those Gilded Age “camps” -- Newcomb's Camp Santanoni, the pride and joy of Robert and Anna Pruyn.
 
Mayfield Beach is a perfect little getaway
MAYFIELD

Mayfield Beach is a perfect little getaway

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Three-year-old Gia Gugliemelli of Hagaman likes her sand toys. She also likes splashing in the Great Sacandaga Lake.
 
Good exercise, great stories await at Saratoga Monument
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Good exercise, great stories await at Saratoga Monument

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
On a recent sultry Sunday afternoon, I took a solo trip to the Saratoga Monument.
 
Natural beauty part of Adirondack Museum's draw
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE

Natural beauty part of Adirondack Museum's draw

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
With Blue Mountain towering above it and Blue Mountain Lake below, the Adirondack Museum’s backdrop is the perfect complement to a place that tells the story of the Adirondack region.
 
Night at Malta drive-in still a treasured tradition
CAPITAL REGION

Night at Malta drive-in still a treasured tradition

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
Going to the movies lands near the bottom of my Friday night to-do list, just above “baby-sitting triplets” and just below “unexpected Bon Jovi cover band in my favorite bar.”
 
Taking it slow on the Cedar River Flow
HAMILTON COUNTY

Taking it slow on the Cedar River Flow

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
“How much farther is it? Honey, would you please check the map?”
 
Skaters have spills and thrills at Action Park
CLIFTON PARK

Skaters have spills and thrills at Action Park

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

Tucked away between this town’s newest hotel and its mall, the Clifton Park Action Park has offered the opportunity for novices and veterans of the skating game to come together since 2006.
 
 

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